Bach: Goldberg Variations

David Fray adds a landmark of the solo keyboard repertoire to his Bach discography: the Goldberg Variations. “The Goldberg Variations are a real test,” he says. “They are the work of a lifetime, perhaps a work about life itself … a kind of rite of passage, a journey. Every element of human life is in them … When you play the theme again after the 30 variations, in its original purity, it is as if you’re at the end of your life, looking back over everything that has happened in the last hour-and-a-half. Few works give such a sense of eternity”.

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David Fray Joins Peter Mattei for Schubert’s Winterreise

David Fray Joins Peter Mattei for Schubert’s Winterreise

David Fray will perform Winterreise alongside Peter Mattei in a recital at Oper Frankfurt on Tuesday, October 26. They recently debuted this collaboration at the Turku Music Festival in Finland, and now look forward to sharing Schubert’s masterpiece with an audience...

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06feb06:00Monte Carlo Philharmonic - Bartoli, Yamada - MozartAUDITORIUM RAINIER III, MONACO

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For his milestone recording of J.S. Bach’s Goldberg Variations, David Fray has chosen to record in a place very special to his heart: Chapelle de Piétat, the beloved chapel of his childhood hometown.

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